What Wedding Guests Will Be Wearing In 2020, According To A Fashion Expert

Knowing what to wear as a wedding guest can sometimes be a tad tricky.

What colour will the bridal party be wearing? What about the mother of the bride? And is it still taboo to wear white to a wedding? It can be a fashion minefield.

Combine that with wedding season when a bunch of your friends are getting married at the same time and deciding what you will wear across multiple events only becomes harder.

So 10 daily spoke to fashion expert, Nicole Adolphe, Head of Style at online fashion retailer THE ICONIC, who shared with us exactly what she predicts will be the biggest trends in wedding guest attire.

When it comes to whether or not it's okay to wear white to a wedding, Nicole said it's all about not overshadowing the bride.



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"You never want to overshadow the bride, as it is after all her special day, so always play it safe by avoiding white at all costs," she told 10 daily.

"Instead if you are wanting to play with lighter shades, opt for neutrals and pastels."

Here are some other trends Nicole predicts will be big in 2020 when it comes to wedding guest attire:

Go Tropicana

"We’re starting to see a shift from the classic wedding florals to more bold, tropical prints," Nicole said.

"In 2020, expect vibrant colours and loud patterns, especially for spring and summer weddings. I love that this trend is a fresh take on the traditional floral, and will no doubt stand out in wedding snaps."

Acler Dana Wrap Dress ($350).
Pashduchas Pina Colada Midi Dress ($299).


"There is no denying that linen has had a huge surge in popularity and is showing no signs of slowing as we head into Summer 19/20," Nicole said.

"The beauty of linen is that it provides an effortlessly polished look, while being a more biodegradable fashion fabric."

AERE Square Neck Crop Top ($69) and Linen Layered Skirt ($119).
AERE Tie Strap Jumpsuit ($119) partnered with a pair of statement heels.
Work this season’s statement sleeve and linen trend with this Sir The Label Haisley Long Sleeve Dress ($450).

The Blazer and Pant combo

"A chic alternative to wearing a dress, is a pant suit," Nicole said.

"The beauty of this option is that it can further double as work attire after the event."

Aris Belted Suit Jacket and Trouser ($200).
Atoir Don’t Call Me Baby Blazer ($400) and Take The Lead Pants ($300).

Statement Accessories

"If the Spring Racing season is anything to go by, this season is all about accessorising," Nicole said.

"From hair clips, to a statement Alice Headband, give your look instant wedding chic by pairing with this season’s must have accessory trend."

Morgan & Taylor Persia Headband ($49.95).
La Fontelina Alice Band ($65).
A pair of feminine pearl encrusted clips like the Reliquia Serena Clips ($29).

And when it comes to the blokes:

Pops of Colour

"While the usual suiting suspects of grey and navy will continue to frequent weddings, this season we will see men experiment with different colour palettes and patterns," Nicole said.

"This could be as simple as a bold tie, or a statement jacket, paired with a block colour pant."

Ben Sherman Chambray Jacket ($203.90).
Politix Avenza Blazer ($269).
Abelard Floral Tie Pocket Square Pack ($79.95).

Linen Suits And Jackets

"When it comes to Summer 19/20 suiting, expect to see the linen trend to take over in full force," Nicole said.

"This fabric not only delivers dapper style, but offers breathability to keep you cool (while looking cool). Opt for pops of colour and textured patterns."

Pierre Cardin Check Jacket ($153).
AERE Double Breasted Linen Blazer ($199) and Linen Suit Pants ($99) also available in navy for a more classic look.

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